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Rescue effort for 22 miners trapped in NE China enters seventh day

08-29-2011 15:41 BJT

A rescuer checks whether there is response of trapped miners at the flooded Hengtai Coal Mine in Boli County of Qitaihe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug. 29, 2011. A 277.9-meter-deep hole was drilled on Sunday night to supply ventilation to the area where the miners might be trapped. According to rescuers, sound of knocking was heard from the hole early Monday. Now there are still 22 miners trapped underground. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

 

A rescuer knocks the drill pipe to call trapped miners at the flooded Hengtai
Coal Mine in Boli County of Qitaihe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang
Province, Aug. 29, 2011. A 277.9-meter-deep hole was drilled on Sunday night
to supply ventilation to the area where the miners might be trapped. According
to rescuers, sound of knocking was heard from the hole early Monday. Now there
are still 22 miners trapped underground. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

 

Photo taken on Aug. 29, 2011 shows the second drilling machine that drilled
a ventilation hole for trapped miners at the flooded Hengtai Coal Mine in
Boli County of Qitaihe City, northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, Aug.
29, 2011. A 277.9-meter-deep hole was drilled on Sunday night to supply
ventilation to the area where the miners might be trapped. According to
rescuers, sound of knocking was heard from the hole early Monday. Now
there are still 22 miners trapped underground. (Xinhua/Wang Song)

 

Editor:Wang Xiaomei |Source: Xinhua

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